Michael Collins

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Rush Harbour: the town’s harbour and its two beaches offer a range of watersports. Photograph: Tom Honan

Newcomers to the town of Rush is north Co Dublin can’t help but fall for its picture-postcard looks. Whether approaching it from the west, along rural(...)

The issue of disability, especially the issue of disability birth rates, was one of the most hotly-contested battlegrounds during the abortion referendum campaign.

In May, Ireland held an historic referendum, repealing an anti-abortion amendment to our Constitution. (Full disclosure right out of the gate: I did n(...)

Vendors Mark and Lucy are selling a house they “came upon by chance” and now love so much that parting is indeed sweet sorrow. “We’d almost given up w(...)

Leo Lieghio, Collette Griffin, Margaret Kavanagh, and Julie Patten, all of whom lost a child in road traffic incidents.

As the Dáil descended into chaos over the Road Traffic Bill on Friday, Noel Clancy looked on in dismay from the public gallery. It was his amendment (...)

Independent TD Mattie McGrath: “I believe there is a need for a new political party, which focuses on rural issues.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said he will not be joining a new political party set up by Senator Ronan Mullen because he intends establishing one(...)

Philip Lynch with his daughter Molly in Tasmania.

One morning recently as I was about to drop our daughter off at high school, I was taken aback to hear Joe Dolan on the car radio. It was the late, gr(...)

National Concert Hall Female Conductor  Finale: 12 young conductors gather on Wednesday. Photograph: Mark Stedman

Sunday, June 24th Paul McNamara Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin; noon; free; hughlane.ie The Limerick tenor Paul McNamara, who is based in Germany, where h(...)

Laois players  Finbarr Crowley and Kieran Lillis celebrating   their Leinster Championship semi-final win over Carlow in Croke Park.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

To date it has been a notable championship for surprise results. With just the provincial finals to be settled before the All-Ireland series takes ove(...)

The Sam Maguire, modelled on the Ardagh chalice,  was first presented to Bill Gannon of Kildare in 1928

This year’s GAA Museum Summer School will be dedicated to the most famous prize in Gaelic games. “Sam Maguire – the Man and the Trophy” will be an exp(...)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl has urged TDs engaged in a filibuster delaying the passage of the controversial Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill to rethink their strategy. Phtotgraph: Nick Bradshaw

MICHAEL O’REGAN Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl has urged TDs engaged in a filibuster delaying the passage of the controversial Road Traffic (Amend(...)

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